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March 2nd, 2004
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Donuts and iPods
Tim Horton's is taking over the local chain Bess Eaton. I'm not too happy about this.. Bess Eaton was the 2nd largest donut chain in the area, well known for bible verses on their coffee cups. I worked there a few months, my sister worked there for 5 years- bailing out recently as the company's debt piled up, donuts went downhill. Lot of good times and positive feelings about the chain, even if the last year it's been on a obvious slide. (They got rid of the vanilla-frosted bluebetrry donuts? AGH!)

Smart move of Tim Horton's to buy Bess Eaton: It'll give them about 50 stores in a fairly tight geograhic region (Southeast Connecticut, Rhode Island, South Massachusets), and be a major springboard towards moving into the rest of New England by 'squeezing' down from Canada and up from this area. And Bess Eaton was in bad shape fiscally.

Now, as a quick question to anyone (Especially koogrr) who may have spent time in Canada: Should I be looking forward to Horton's? How's the quality of the Coffee, Donuts, etc?

On another note: This article has some interesting commentary on the iPod ads. Interesting to note with the spoofs on Yerf, the silhoutte art appears very much desgined to eliminate that anonimity that this reviewer complains about.

--Chiaroscuro

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From:koogrr
Date:March 3rd, 2004 02:21 pm (UTC)
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Interesting thoughts on the iPod, Debeers diamonds ads.

Tim Horton's is pretty good. I believe Cargo doesn't like it, but I've always enjoyed it.
From:keithbear
Date:March 3rd, 2004 04:51 pm (UTC)
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The main reason the donut quality went downhill is mainly because the donuts are cooked in New York, frozen, and then shipped out to Westerly to be warmed and delivered.

I applied for a job there a couple of years ago as a delivery driver. Now, I'm glad I didn't get it. I'd probably be out of work now.
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From:chefmongoose
Date:March 3rd, 2004 05:26 pm (UTC)
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Yeah. First the muffins and bagels started being remote-shipped, then the donuts. My sister kept me well-informed on the various troubles (Including the fact that the Del's Frozen Lemonade stopped being actual Del's about march 2003.)

--Chiaroscuro
From:keithbear
Date:March 3rd, 2004 05:45 pm (UTC)
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Now that stinks. Guess I'll have to cross the border to get my Del's fix this year.
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